At BusinessGiftUK.com we have gifted 250 t-shirts as a thank you to NHS staff in Preston and Leyland. The black shirts are branded with a clear social distancing novelty slogan “If you can read this you are too close” Provision of the gifts was facilitated by our suppliers PF Concept UK, based in Blackpool near the old airport site.
NHS Heroes Hub
The garments are to be distributed through the new NHS Heroes Support Hub and are being added to shelves stocked with a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, bread and cakes, other non perishable food, drinks plus toiletries and household products. All items have been donated and are free to staff working for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The NHS Heroes Support Hub is within walking distance of the Royal Preston Hospital, which is also home to Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre. The hub is run entirely by volunteers and was the idea of Preston’s Muslim community. BusinessGiftUK supplied 4000 water bottles to the hub, sponsored by Preston company Gafoor Foods. They have been supplying and donating, branded awareness and fund-raising gifts to Rosemere, and other NHS Charities, for over a decade. Anyone wanting to donate items or time to the hub should first email firstname.lastname@example.org. To observe non-essential travel and social distancing rules, collections, timed drop-offs and volunteer slots are being prior arranged.
Steve Ward, MD of BusinessGiftUK.com, and a long term supporter of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “When I read about the hub being a free mini supermarket for our local NHS heroes, I wanted to support it and thought the t-shirts would be ideal as their slogan reminds people to observe the two metre distance rule.”
“I would like to thank our wonderful trade suppliers PF Concept UK. Their collaboration and subsidy made the donation possible.”
Worden Medical Centre
Stephen also took a batch of the T-shirts, plus some branded pens and promotional nail files, to say thank you to the NHS team at his local surgery, Worden Medical Centre in Leyland. Here the staff are the first point of contact for Covid 19 sufferers and BusinessGiftUk were pleased to be able to support their important work as well. Some of the nurses kindly posed for a photo, modelling the shirts, safely distanced outside the centre.
Charity Fund Raising and Awareness
If you would like to talk about using locally manufactured and printed products for raising funds and awareness you can contact Stephen Ward on 01772 429111 or email steve@BusinessGiftUK.com.
We celebrate 35 years in business this June and we are Accredited Members of the British Promotional Merchandise association.